The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative, Inc. (WIDRC) is a voluntary collaborative committed to facilitating and promoting the successful deployment of economic, efficient and environmentally responsible distributed resources in Wisconsin.
Meetings & Notices . . .
- Please pay your Year 2016 dues
2016 WIDRC General Meetings will be held on the following Fridays, with meeting locations to be announced:
January 22 April 15 July 15 October 21
The October meeting of the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) was held from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at at Alliant Energy located at 4902 North Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718.
See agenda details for further description of the meeting and tour.
The meeting featured a tour of Alliant's new energy learning lab. See presentation on Alliant's project featuring distinctive solar structures.
For the October meeting we will also held our annual elections. Members voted to retain the current steering committee members who were up for election in 2016.
- Presentations at WIDRC Meetings are intended
to be informative and should not be interpreted as
representing a consensus of the organization or opinions of
We thank all presenters for their time and effort. We try to provide pdf's of all presentations for the benefit of our members.
WIDRC Interconnection Survey
The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) is exploring the possibility of hosting an educational, information-sharing forum for electric providers (utilities) and distributed generation installers/contractors to discuss current interconnection practices - in Wisconsin - and areas of possible improvement.
Distributed Generation refers to installations 15 MW or smaller. WIDRC developed a survey to help guide the development of an agenda for this collaborative forum, tentatively planned to be held in late 2016 or early 2017. The survey was made available in July 2016 to distributed generation installer/contractors and electric utilities in Wisconsin.
Summary of Survey Results
Distributed Generation Programs Provided by Wisconsin Utilities
Shared Solar Program
A large solar array that can supply about 250 homes is planned for the roof of the Middleton Municipal Operations Center. Electricity from this system is available to MGE customers through a unique program called Shared Solar.
Xcel Energy is developing and supporting solar projects in Wisconsin through its new Solar*Connect Community℠ program. Plans are to break ground on two new solar gardens in 2016. Solar gardens make solar energy a possibility for everyone – home owners, renters and businesses. For more information and how to join the Solar*Connect Community℠.
New Richmond has begun construction of a Community Solar garden. New Richmond customers can subscribe for a share of the project's solar production and in turn receive a credit on their monthly electric bill. For more information
River Falls Community Solar offers two options: purchased blocks of solar energy (from outside of the local community) or a local community solar garden. Customers can subscribe for a share of the solar production of a solar project and in turn receive a credit on their monthly electric bill. For more information
General Reports of Note:
Public Service Commission
"Year 2012- Focus on
Energy Economic Impact Report"
Public Service Commission
"2012 RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD COMPLIANCE REPORT"
Biomethane Project prepared for WIDRC:
- "Biomethane Production Facility Pipeline Interconnection in Wisconsin -- Issues and Strategies, a White Paper"
WIDRC Project: Powerpoint on the Development of a Strategy Paper on
Customer-Owned Renewable Natural Gas Interconnection Issues
- Background Documents - Customer-Owned Distributed Natural Gas
Utility Tariffs in Wisconsin
Utilities set out the rates, terms and conditions of
service in Commission-reviewed filings referred to as
tariffs. The tariffs are available in Portable Document
Electric and Gas Tariffs in utility name order (Wisconsin Public Service Commission Listing
Standard Interconnection Guidelines & Procedures in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Distributed Generation Interconnection Guidelines
Version Date April 9, 2004
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Distributed Generation Interconnection Procedures
Standard Interconnection Application Forms and Agreements
- (20kW or less) Standard Distributed Generation Application Form PSC6027, Dated March 4, 2004
(20kW or less) Distributed Generation Interconnection
Form PSC6029, Dated April 19, 2004
- (Greater than 20kW to 15MW) Standard Distributed Generation Application Form PSC6028, Dated March 4, 2004
- (Greater than 20kW to 15MW) Distributed Generation Interconnection Agreement Form PSC6030, Dated April 12, 2004